Thu Dec 13, 2012, 02:34 PM
Playinghardball (8,582 posts)
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Response to dipsydoodle (Reply #3)
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 05:24 PM
calimary (36,084 posts)
12. I try to do that every day! I LOVE his Facebook page!
He has SO MANY good and hilariously funny things on there!
Did you happen to see the one about "Snow White and the Seven Worfs"? It was Disney's Snow White, surrounded by seven photos of Michael Dorn as Worf, from "Star Trek" - and they were all labeled "Grumpy"! So you had Snow White and Grumpy, Grumpy, Grumpy, Grumpy, Grumpy, Grumpy, and Grumpy! I almost spit my hot tea all over my computer!!!! Almost RIDICULOUSLY funny!!!
Response to Cha (Reply #6)
Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:26 PM
calimary (36,084 posts)
20. And that's EXACTLY how it should be phrased, worded, and spoken about.
"Who loves America, and who only wants to suck her dry?"
Whiner: "I don't wanna pay taxes! Taxes BAAAAAD!" You: "Oh, so you're one of the Takers, 'eh? You're one of those "Gimme! Gimme!" Something-For-Nothing MOOCHER types, 'eh?"
I think we have to start aggressively framing. And framing AGGRESSIVELY.
Every time we're in conversation somebody who complains that the roads are messed up, there's no public transit worth anything, the bridges are crumbling, they had to wait on hold for 45 minutes calling a government office downtown or in your state capitol because there aren't enough staffers on hand to answer phones in a timely manner, or some such:
Start EVERY phrase with "Well, because nobody wants to pay taxes, (fill in the issue here)."
That connection HAS TO be made. This is an ABSOLUTE MUST. Everybody thinks taxes are bad because they don't connect the dots - about WHAT THOSE TAXES PAY FOR. And when that point IS made, it's made by the bad guys with their own pernicious greedy Agenda of Selfishness - that all those taxes ONLY go toward welfare queens and food stamp moochers.
It's LONG PAST TIME when we surgically attach the facts to the idea of paying taxes. So that the public at large can start connecting the dots and begin to realize that a LOT of what they pay taxes to underwrite - they actually want and like and appreciate having.
In other words, we have to start rehabilitating the whole concept of paying taxes, because the bad guys have thoroughly brainwashed America into the non-thinking, knee-jerk "ooooh, TAXES = BAAAAAAAD!" And we have to turn that thinking around, COMPLETELY.